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From: Walter Josephy <>
Subject: Re: [ONT] New List ?? CANADA-USA-CONNECTIONS ???
Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2006 09:08:05 -0700
Good idea. I have lots of friends who live here in British Columbia whose
ancestors came from the US in the mid-1800s.
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From: "Betty" <>
Sent: Sunday, June 11, 2006 6:28 AM
Subject: [ONT] New List ?? CANADA-USA-CONNECTIONS ???
> Several years ago I came up with an idea for a new List at RootsWeb,
> but I did not follow through with it !
> Last week, I decided to put my suggestion out to a few Lists to see if
> others agree that it is a List which would be useful to researchers.
> I would call it: CANADA-USA-CONNECTIONS and it would be a place
> where researchers could discuss or post queries on their ancestors who
> either moved from Canada to the U.S. or moved from the U.S. to Canada !
> It would include the 1600's to the 1900's, and it would cover either
> temporary moves or permanent moves !
> There is a List called: BRITISH-CONNECTIONS, which gave me the idea !
> (I have 3 sets of great-grandparents who either lived in Canada first,
> whose parents had come to Canada first, or who lived in the U.S. but spent
> time living in Canada.) *
> I have already posted this suggestion to the "British Home Children" List,
> and several people responded and said it was a good idea ! I also
> posted it to the ME, MA, and NH Lists (U.S.), and several people there
> responded and said it was a good idea ! Someone on the ME (Maine) List
> even volunteered to "start" the List.
> However, there has been several days of discussions on what the name of
> the List should be. And, people are discussing whether "one" List --
> covering all of Canada and all of the U.S. States is too much !
> I thought "one" List would be a good starting point, and, if the List got
> too busy, then it could be split in half:
> CAN-USA-CONNECTIONS-EAST (CUCE)
> CAN-USA-CONNECTIONS-WEST (CUCW)
> But, the person who would like to "start" the List and be the List
> Administrator thinks it would be a good idea to divide the Lists in
> "thirds" (East, Middle, and West).
> And, I am posting this morning to the Eastern Provinces to ask if any of
> you would like to see such a new List ! (I think it should start off
> with "one" List and see how it goes !)
> Someone on one of the Lists already said she has "data" which could be
> added to such a List. And, she reminded me that some people, for
> example, lived in Canada and worked in the U.S., or lived in one country
> and married in the other, etc., etc., etc.
> Thank you for your time.
> Betty (near Lowell, MA, USA)
> I research the:
> KERR / HENDERSON family-group who arrived in Quebec Province in 1823 from
> my great-grandfather, William KERR, came down to Boston ~1874 and married
> here !
> LEWIS / CORKILL great-grandparents who were "British Home Children"
> leaving Liverpool, England,
> in 1874 and going to homes in Nova Scotia. They married there in 1879,
> and migrated to Boston in 1881.
> They raised 13 children here.
> KIDDER ancestor who left New Hampshire in 1784 to go to New Brunswick;
> he was not known to be a Loyalist,
> but probably traveled with them. He died early leaving a wife and
> newborn son. When the son was an adult,
> he moved to Maine and married there.
> RICE ancestors left Massachusetts for "Maine" after the War and then went
> to Nova Scotia for a few years;
> they moved back to Lubec / Eastport, ME, around 1800, and remained there !
> WILKINS daughter who married her cousin, Joseph KIDDER, had her parents
> leave Maine and spend a few years
> in New Brunswick. After the death of her mother, the family returned to
> (G. Sanford KIDDER of Maine married Louise RICE of Massachusetts in 1898
> in ME, but lived in MA.)
> (Maine did not become a State until 1820.)
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